By Dr. Bruce
West Drug companies want you vaccinated. And they are pushing for mandatory vaccines for adults, standing orders for doctors and hospitals, reminders in medical records, feedback from doctors on their patients’ vaccination rates, and more, to keep the vaccines flowing. According to the medical and pharmaceutical industries, if you are an American adult, you need:
- A regular flu vaccine every year (sometimes two) • A regular pneumonia vaccine
- A regular diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (Td/Tdap) vaccine
- Hepatitis A and B (3 shots for hepatitis B) vaccines
- Two shots for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine
- Chicken pox vaccine • Meningococcus vaccine
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) if you are woman
- Herpes zoster (shingles)
Wow! After missing a dozen shots on a regular basis annually for most of my adult life, and almost all shots as a kid, I guess I am really lucky to be alive.
Oh, and while we are at useless medical shots, practices, and scams, the H1N1 (swine) flu pandemic-the only disease in medical history ever rated a level 6 worldwide pandemic and predicted to kill millions-actually killed, according to the Center of Disease Control, fewer than 12,000 Americans this flu season. And many of these people were vaccinated! This startling number is less than one-third the fatalities in a normal flu year! Yet another medical debacle. This was a scam to make money from the start.